Smoke rising after an airstrike by an alleged alliance war plane targeting the Islamic State in the west of Kobane
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Kobane: Air strikes 'stall IS advance' on Syrian border town

US-led forces have continued air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants near the besieged Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane.

A senior local official said IS had been pushed back towards the edge of the town as a result of the strikes and advances by the town's defenders.

Earlier reports said the militants had controlled almost a third of Kobane, on the Turkish-Syrian border.

Turkey has ruled out a ground operation on its own against IS in Syria.

Quentin Sommerville reports from Turkey's border with Syria.

  • 09 Oct 2014
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